At the heart of our Trust is a highly skilled and experienced team of professionals who ensure that all aspects of Trust operations are managed to a high standard. Ensuring efficiency and alignment is key, the team continually review systems and enhance processes to ensure that school leaders are able to focus on the quality of education for pupils.
The Central Team (ID 1280)
Tracey ParrottTrust Finance & HR Manager
Tracey ParrottTracey is the Finance & HR Manager for the Trust. Â Her role Â includes recording income and expenditure Â onto our accounts system, overseeing the procurement of resources, making payments to suppliers, actioning the monthly payroll for the Trust, and all aspects of HR administration. Â ÂPreviously from a Business Travel and Conference Management background, Tracey moved into the banking sector whilst gaining a first class Psychology degree and a Post Graduate qualification in Professional Studies in Education. Â She Â took up a post at Awbridge Primary School 13 years ago, initially as a Teaching Assistant, and was then presented with the exciting opportunity of moving across to the office. Â With the support of the school Tracey was successful in being awarded a scholarship from The National College to complete the Certificate in School Business Management, and Â is currently in the final year of Â her studies to gain the AAT Accounting Â Level 4 qualification which Â she is Â looking forward to using in Â her day to day role.My role is very challenging but extremely rewarding, no day is the same and I really enjoy developing my skills through learning and experience, so I am excited to part of the Trust as it grows.
Sue GrayTrust Admin Lead
Sue has Â been a member of the admin team Â in the Halterworth office for 14 years. Â After starting on a part time basis, she has developed her skills and knowledge of school administration during her time here along with her role as support to admin colleagues across Awbridge & Wellow Primary Schools for many years. Â With a background in finance and admin both within and outside of education, Sue is passionate about ensuring visitors are given a warm welcome to the school and that the first impression, both in person or via telephone & email, reflects the high standards Â we are ambitious to achieve across our UWinAT schools.
Within her role of Trust Admin Lead, she provides support and advice to the collective Admin teams across the Trust schools.
Shereen HigginsTrust HR Assistant
Shereen has been a part of the admin team at Halterworth for a year and brought with her a wealth of experience in administration, including various roles in school offices. Previously working in a school for 7 years as an Admin Assistant progressing to an Office Manager. Â She enjoys the fast pace of the school office and the opportunity to meet and communicate with a variety of people. Â
In the role of HR Assistant for the Trust, she provides support to the admin and leadership teams across our schools. Â
In her spare time, Shereen is very creative and enjoys crafts and cake decorating
Paul WybaniecTrust Senior Site Manager
Paul began his career at Sainsburys at the age of 16, training as a butcher and baker as well as other skills. He Â was promoted to Department Manager at 21 at the then flagship store at HedgeEnd and continued in the role for 15 years, moving from store to store over the years. Following a review of career and family life, Paul then moved to become Duty Manager at Â Screwfix . Â He became Site Manager Â at Halterworth and Â over the next three years he worked alongside everyone in school to provide a safe and inviting environment for Â everyone. Â
When the trust was formed Paul was Â honoured to be given the opportunity to become Senior Site Manager for the Trust and now Â takes site responsibility for the five schools, working alongside a huge team of dedicated and delightful people.
Jenny OliverHealth & Safety Advisor
Jenny has recently Â joined the team in a new role as health & safety coordinator. Â Jenny will be observing and auditing the procedures and activities within the schools to ensure that they meet guidelines in line with policies, procedures Â and legislation. Liaising with all schools within the Trust Â to maintain a strong, organised, and coordinated Â system. Â Jenny is looking forward to working in an environment that offers the opportunity to engage with new people and achieve improvement. It is in her nature to organise and pay close attention to detail.
Jenny Â joined the Trust after working in the construction industry as a specialist office administrator for a roofing contractor. Her role focused mainly on health & safety but also involved other administrative work. As the role developed over 8 years and she became passionate about health & safety administration. Before working in construction, she trained for a BTEC level 3 diploma in outdoor adventurous sports. Developing leadership skills, group management and risk assessing situations for adventurous sport such as rock climbing and mountaineering. Â It required the ability to empathise and support individuals in situations which are physically and emotionally demanding. She later worked within a nursery and morning/after school club while she gained her childcare qualifications and developed important skills to work within the childcare sector. Â Jenny is looking forward to applying all her previous experience into her new Â job role as Trust health & safety coordinator.
Outside of work Â Jenny enjoys spending time with family and adventuring to new places around the UK
Jenny Kittley DaviesTrust SENDCo
Jenny Kittley Davies
Chloe HillierTrust SENDco
Nicky CrosslandLeading Teacher for Early Years
I have taught all age groups across key stage one since starting my teaching career in Sussex. Very early on in my career I was lucky to attend High Scope training, this ignited my interest in Early Years, I taught in Year R for a couple of years before having my own children. I had a brief career break and moved to Hampshire where I managed a pre-school. Since then, I have worked as a Year R teacher in a Winchester school until more recently I have been working for the Hampshire as an Early Years Advisory Teacher. This has been a great job which has allowed me to learn a lot, work with a wide range of passionate and amazing practitioners across many Early Years settings and schools. I have also written and led training across a number different aspect of Early Years practice. Â
I am excited to be able to come and work at Halterworth as Leading Teacher for Early Years and more widely across the trust sharing all the knowledge I have gained and using this to further enhance Early Years provision with a focus on learning through rich play experiences. I really enjoy working collaboratively sharing ideas and working to the strengths of every member of the team to provide the best possible start for the children in their school life. I always say to parents in Year R that our job is to enable the children to feel happy and confident to have a go and make mistakes, and from trusting relationships with adults and each other. With this in place learning will happen naturally.
Jill McCallChief Finance and Operations Officer
Jill has worked in the education sector since 1988 and is an experienced school business manager and Fellow of the Institute of School Business Leaders. As a full member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and qualified School Business Director she has worked in a number of different roles including being part of the senior leadership team in a large secondary school with Sixth Form.
Jill joined the Trust in 2021 after successfully working as a consultant in all areas of business management and internal audit working with a variety of schools and academies and multi academy trusts. She is experienced in supporting schools through the academy conversion process and establishing good financial practices and sound governance.
Outside of work Jill enjoys photography, art and looking after and competing her horses.